Papers & PresentationsDr. Neil Bishop, Department of French and Spanish, presented a paper titled Pluralisme et polysémicité des pays hébertiens [Pluralism and Polysemicity of Countries and Regions in the Works of Anne Hébert] in Quebec City May 5, at a conference titled Les Lieux hébertiens, part of the annual congress of the Association francophone pour le savoir, an international Francophone academic organization. The conference Les lieux hébertiens was organized by the Centre Anne-Hébert, based at the Université de Sherbrooke (Sherbrooke, Quebec) and involved presenters from Quebec, other Canadian provinces, Europe, the United States and South America.
Dr. Steven M. Carr, Biology, gave an invited seminar at the Oceanology Institute of the Polish Academy of Science, Sopot, on April 28, 2008. His presentation, Phylogeographic Genomics of Atlantic Cod: Pochodzenie “Babci Dorsz” i jej córek [Origins of “Granny Cod” and her daughters], explores the alternative hypotheses of a western and eastern origin of codfish, and a new biotechnology for the investigation of fisheries species of mutual interest to Canadian and Poles. Dr. Carr is collaborating with Polish scientists to examine the genomics of cod in the Baltic Sea and eastern Atlantic.
Dr. Dale Kirby, Faculty of Education, presented a paper titled Higher Education in Canada: New Millennium, New Students, New Directions at the 5th Global Conference on the Idea of Education which took place in Budapest, Hungary, May 8-10, 2008.